You have given me advice at pinnacle points of my life, sometimes good and sometimes very difficult words for me to hear. (I used to have the name "Dafphodil" on these forums, but for some reason it got deleted.) It's been a long time, but recently I don't know what to do. I'd hoped you could counsel me one more time...
Here's some info about my situation:
I've been very happy with the direction my life is going. I've decided on the major I want to pursue, and my studies are excelling. My boyfriend has moved in with my daughter and I, and it finally feels like I have a complete family. I'm making many friends and learning many new skills and values. In exchange for all this though, I've had to sacrifice my financial stability. We're on our way of becoming more well-grounded, but times are hard. We have only have one car, so I take online schooling. I've basically become a stay-at-home mom. Lately, I've produced some home-business ideas out of the new skills I'm learning. My mother has been encouraging me to pursue them, and possibly even invest in these ideas herself. What do you think? Should I take these ideas more seriously? Or is it not worth the effort? I'd hate to have my mother buy into it, and see it flop because I'm such an amateur.
I really appreciate all the words you give away. You're awesome, and have always been right. Hope to hear from you soon.